AskDefine | Define sere

Dictionary Definition

sere adj : (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines" [syn: dried-up, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered]

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English

Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /ˈsɪə/
  • italbrac US /siːr/

Homophones

Adjective

  1. Without moisture.
    1867 CE: Henry Lonsdale, The worthies of Cumberland
    • [T]he recitation of Border Minstrelsy, or a well-sung ballad, served to revive the sere and yellow leaf of age by their refreshing memories of the pleasurable past.

Translations

without moisture
  • Romanian: veşted

Noun

  1. An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.

Synonyms

Italian

Noun

sere
  1. plural of sera

Kurdish

Adjective

sere

Extensive Definition

Sere may mean:
  • Sere (ecology), an ecological stage or event, one such event in a series
  • SERE, a U.S. military training program (survival, evasion, resistance, escape)
sere in Spanish: Sere

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adust, arid, atrophied, baked, bare, bone-dry, brittle, burnt, corky, deep-worn, dehydrated, desiccated, dog-eared, dried, dried-up, droughty, dry, emaciated, evaporated, exsiccated, moistureless, mummified, papery, parched, parchmenty, scorched, sear, seared, shelfworn, shopworn, shriveled, shrunken, sun-dried, sunbaked, thirsty, threadbare, timeworn, unwatered, wasted, waterless, weazened, well-worn, wilted, wind-dried, withered, wizened, worn, worn ragged, worn to rags, worn to threads, worn-down, wrinkled
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